Here’s a little-known fact: roughly 13% of auto collisions occur in a parking lot. Granted, parking lot collisions are often less severe; damages usually only result in a dent or scratched auto paint. Nevertheless, the tight space does make impacts commonplace.
How Parking Lot Collisions Occur
The following are the most common collision scenarios in a parking lot.
- Two cars back into each other
- One car pulls out and into the lane of a passing car
- Two cars collide while competing for the same parking space
- A car rear-ends the car ahead at a stop sign